Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm a Conqueror, an Overcomer

Hello everyone,

I have been facing some health issues lately. To combat these issues, I've been standing on the Word of God. One promise that I've been standing on is from Romans 8:37 which says:

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. (New Living Translation (NLT))

Of course this isn't specific to one's health, but it's a promise that gives hope, overwhelming hope for whatever one faces in life.

Another such promise that stands out is John 16:33 which says:

(Jesus Speaking:) I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (New Living Translation (NLT))

I absolutely love the way The Message Translation puts these 2 promises:

Romans 8:37

31-39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

John 16:33

31-33Jesus answered them, "Do you finally believe? In fact, you're about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I'm not abandoned. The Father is with me. I've told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I've conquered the world."

I know that The Message is a paraphrase, but it is so strong a paraphrase, so powerful a paraphrase, so beautiful a paraphrase that in my humble opinion this translation of the Word of God can only have come by inspiration of The Master Himself: God the Father.

So I've chosen to stand on these 2 promises. I've chosen to be a conqueror, an overcomer. I may be physically ill, but by His stripes I'm healed. Because of God's overwhelming love for me I can clothe myself in Jesus Christ, stand before my Heavenly Father, and expect Him to heal my body and cause me to be a conqueror and an overcomer of the Evil One in this life.

God bless...


Saturday, April 25, 2009

God's a Daddy, but He's NOT a Sugar Daddy

Hello everyone,

As I sit here writing this, I'm listening to/watching Joel Osteen's Historic Night of Hope at the New Yankee Stadium. As I'm listening to him, watching him, I'm reminded of his critics. Those who don't understand Joel or his ministry claim that Joel (and other preachers that those critics refer to as Prosperity Preachers, such as Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, Jesse Duplantis, and the list goes on and on and on) uses God as a Sugar Daddy and the Bible as a magic book that you use just to get what you want out of it and get what you want from God.

It crossed my mind that while God is NOT a Sugar Daddy, He is in fact a Daddy. Now I'm not just saying this from off the top of my head. The following article gives Scriptural (Biblical) evidence of God's Fatherhood. It is a wonderful article of the overview of God as Father:

I chose to address this issue today because it hurts me when Joel's critics and the critics of the "Prosperity Preachers" talk against these wonderful men and women of God. What these critics don't seem to get is that the Bible is not a book of rules and regulations but in essence, it is a love letter, from Father God to His beloved children that He so longs to be back in relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.

I do believe that God is a Father, a very loving Father who loves to rewards those that seek Him. He can't help it, He IS love. He IS a giver. He IS a God of abundance.

I hope that this post has helped to enlighten you about God: that He is a loving Father who loves to shower His children with blessings as any good father does.

I'd love to know what your thoughts are on the topic.

God bless..


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Positive Thinking vs Biblical Thinking: Are they the same thing?

Hello all,

Today I'd like to talk about positive thinking and Biblical thinking. I'd like to address the issue of whether they are the same thing or if they are different.

I've picked this topic to tackle today because I recently came across an article online: Positive Confession/PMA: Prosperity Gospel & The New Age. According to this article, speaking the Word of God (which is positive) is a no-no, or at least that's the impression that I got when I read the article.

The article refers to the Positive Confession movement or Word-Faith movement. Before I continue my discussion on the topic, I'd just like to clear the air about something. I am by no means a well-educated woman when it comes to this so-called movement or the such. What I do know is that the Word of God is the final authority. If this so-called movement uses the Word of God also known as the Holy Bible as its final authority, then I have nothing negative to say about it.

As it so happens, the author of the article implies that speaking God's Word is witchcraft. If that were the case, then God Himself would be practicing witchcraft as in every book of the Bible God speaks, and if you look closely, He never speaks against Himself.

According to the author, thinking positive is a no-no, as I understand the article. I tend to agree with this, IF (and this is very important), the origin of the positive thought is NOT the Word of God. In other words, if the thoughts or words spoken are based in the Holy Scriptures, then it's actually Biblical thinking, NOT simply positive thinking.

Positive thinking and positive speaking should NEVER ever be confused with Biblical thinking or Biblical speaking. In the former, you are simply thinking or speaking positive, with no Word basis. In the latter, Biblical thinking or Biblical speaking, you are actually doing exactly what the Bible instructs: think God thoughts and speak God words.

That's my humble opinion on the topic. If you disagree that is your opinion and you are most certainly entitled to your opinion. If you were offended, then just know that the author of the article I referred to offended me, but I hold no ill-will. Either way, I am just someone striving to be more Christ-like and sharing what I have learnt in the process.

God bless...


Monday, April 20, 2009

About Christians In Business (CIB)

Hi everyone,

I decided to start a blog for the Christians In Business (CIB) group. I originally started the group in and have recently started it on some other online communities:

The World Needs More Happy:
Spiritual Entrepreneur Community/Network:

As I start the group on other communities, or update the group on these (or other communities) or I come across similar groups to CIB, I'll post the updates here on this blog.

If there's anything you'd like to know about me (or this group) or you just want to say hi and maybe introduce yourself to me, feel free to email me: OR

Looking forward to get to meet you soon.

God bless...

Miss J (aka MJ)

ps. I give valuable information I come across to my friends in the online communities. You can always follow me on twitter ( to see what valuable information I'm giving away free of charge.